Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting an average 21% rise in their bonus payouts for this year, a survey found.
Asian markets traded mixed on Monday, although trading was thin at the start a working week shortened by the Christmas break.
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
Just who, and what, went viral in 2014?
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers
Street lights are being switched off or dimmed to save money in three quarters of England's council areas, according to Labour Party research.
The hard side of soft power in China's Confucius institutes
Christmas Eve surpasses Valentine's Day as the romantic dinner event for Japanese couples, but viewed as a socioeconomic read on Japan, the celebration highlights two major problems the country faces: low wages and low birth rates. (cnbc.com)
Scottish construction firms call for increased funding to help recruit and train more apprentices.
The BBC's Richard Taylor tests out a hoverboard that uses magnetic levitation.
The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
BBC reporter meets Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
The NHS will set up 11 centres to unlock the secrets of DNA and usher in a new era of medicine.
A look at attempts in Botswana to move the country's economy away from a resilience on diamonds.
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Spanish champions Atletico Madrid end a remarkable 2014 on a high with a 4-1 comeback win at Athletic Bilbao.